In the past I have been able to block several images on a given page, e.g. Salon.com, without altering the rest of the page.
Now, using version 1.0, on Firefox 3.0.4, at a certain point if I return to the page after blocking several items individually, ALL images and formatting are stripped out!
I lack the technical understanding to know if I'm using the term "formatting" correctly; I mean that the normal headers, background, columns, etc. are gone-- there is only a bare white background and columns of hyperlinks instead of the normal default background and organization of material with proper headlines, etc.
I have discovered by trial-and-error that if I "open blockable items", I find a long list of filters other than the specific ones I chose to block; if I tediously disable these filters one at a time (I don't see a way to disable them all at once), the page returns to normal and I can still block individual images or flash windows as I choose.
But the problem recurs, and suddenly the bare-bones pages return.
I have the impression that AdBlock is assigning my individual image-blocking to a pattern, and is then "helpfully" blocking everything else on the page! How do I control this annoying circumstance?
Am I doing something wrong, or is there a way to disable this feature so that only the specific items I choose to block remain blocked without the entire page suddenly "collapsing" as described?
I'm a non-technical person, so I'm sorry if I'm stupidly overlooking something obvious. Thanks.